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Title: Mobility Analyses of Standard- and High-Mobility Tactical Support Vehicles (HIMO Study)
Authors: Nuttall, C. J. (Clifford J.)
Randolph, Donald D.
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Keywords: Vehicles, Military--Testing
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station);no. M-76-3
Abstract: The mobility performances of standard- and high-mobility support vehicles were compared on the basis of performances predicted with the Army Mobility Model (AMM) in several terrain and weather conditions. Preparation of terrain maps for a 30- by 100-km area in the Mid-East and another in West Germany, scenarios used to supply combat units, and vehicle performance predictions for each of 17 vehicles doing tasks determined by means of scenario map play described. The vehicles are: M561, M656, M520El, M559, M553, M548E1, Ml51A2, M715El, M35A2, M49A2C, M813, M821, M816, Ml21El, M818- Ml27AlC, TDW901, and M60A2. Vehicles are compared by means of (a) on- and off-road speed profiles, (b) mobility indices, (c) average speed over entire supply network, (d) average speed for tactical jobs, (e) average speed as a percentage of off-road travel, and (f) travel time to complete average job. A quantification of 1972 DA WHEELS study definitions of levels of mobility is proposed, and the final vehicle evaluations are based largely on these quantified definitions. Appendix A gives a brief description of AMM. Appendix B describes the mobility map preparation. Appendix C describes preparation of travel network data. Appendix D details various statistical examinations of vehicle performance in the two study terrains. Appendix E describes procedures to compute rating speeds in accordance with the quantified WHEELS study definitions. Appendix F lists the data used to characterize the vehicles. Appendix G lists the participants in scenario exercises.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report M-76-3
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Size: 261 pages / 10.14MB
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